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With origins dating back over 40 years, Optimum Talent has become Canada’s largest, privately-owned and operated integrated talent management firm. They have 260 colleagues in 13 offices across Canada – from Vancouver to Halifax -, providing expertise in Leadership, Assessment and Development; Career Transition and Outplacement, and Executive Search.
Optimum Talent enables organizations to achieve success through people. They collaborate with leading organizations to recruit, develop, engage, retain, and transition talent. The result for their clients is a stronger employer brand, and a team with the capability to achieve their business goals.
Optimum Talent is a constantly growing company looking for a top-notch individual to take on the responsibilities of Director, Human Resources
Based in Montreal and reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer you will be responsible for the planning, direction, execution, and monitoring of all activities and processes supporting the effective management of the firm’s human resources. Key areas of responsibility are employee relations & engagement, performance management, compensation management, training & development, recruitment & retention, recognition & rewards, and providing strategic advice to the business in relation to human resources.
As a key advisor to the business and integral member of the Corporate Services Team, you will represent the human resources perspective with strength and balance on strategic and operational issues. The Director, Human Resources is a hands-on role that is expected to provide the strategic leadership and tactical support necessary to build the human resources function in a manner that will enable the firm to achieve its long-term growth objectives.
With respect to the application of core human resources best practices, policies, processes, and tools, you will provide timely and strategic advice, coaching, and support to the Leadership Team and Supervisors. You will also ensure they are competitive and aligned to Optimum Talent’s vision, mission, values and strategic plan and you will update and maintain a process to ensure policies are circulated, communicated, and outdated policies revised.
You will also be in charge to develop and support the delivery of recruitment & retention strategies, on boarding and departure programs to effectively support all practices and markets. You will ensure a competitive total compensation package for all colleagues, and oversee the administration of such, including group benefits and RRSP programs;
With respect to performance and development, you will support Supervisors managing the performance of their teams, and all colleagues in the creation, execution and measurement of annual career development plans. You will ensure the effective and meaningful delivery of diverse training and development programs across the firm, alongside support of subject matter expert.
In a context of growth, you will be expected to effectively engage with the Leadership Team to support the firm’s achievement of strategic objectives. You will need to be continuously developing and improving the human resources function in a culture that values client service, responsiveness to client issues, and proactive solutions. Moreover, you will collaborate with the Corporate Services Team to maximize the effectiveness of all human resources initiatives, in recognition of the interrelated nature of the Corporate Services function.